Cover Scents and Attractants
Cover scents are designed to reduce human odor by helping to neutralize it or by hiding it with a natural competitive scent.
- The scents can be applied to skin, footwear, or clothing.
- Many bowhunters hang scent-soaked pieces of cloth around their stand or blind.
Attractants work by offering animals a tempting odor that mimics food sources; scents that sexually arouse males; and scents, such as licorice or vanilla, that pique “curiosity.”
- A successful technique for stopping a deer at your pre-selected, pick-off spot is to sprinkle a few drops of scent on a leaf or twig at that site.
- Do not apply attractants to your skin or clothing because the deer will follow the scent and detect your position.